Whatcom Community College offers aspiring LMTs (licensed massage therapists) the option of earning a certificate in massage therapist. The certificate is designed to accommodate those who have a previous college education and/or who are pursuing a career change. Students wishing to also earn an associate degree should meet with an academic advisor to build a plan to complete the additional credits required to also earn am associate in liberal studies degree.

The massage therapist program begins each fall quarter. Core curriculum massage classes must be taken in sequence, are only offered to students accepted into the massage program, and run for consecutive quarters.

The massage therapist program is full-time, rigorous and academically demanding. It is recommended that students admitted to the program limit their outside obligations as much as possible. The program demands an average of 20 hours per week outside of class on homework assignments.

The certificate curriculum qualifies graduates to sit for the Washington State licensing exam and the national certification exam to become a licensed massage therapist.

Find out more at an information session. These sessions cover a lot of information and will likely answer most of your questions.

Quarter-by-quarter course sequence (core massage program)

See attached for a weekly schedule of classes for the massage program.

   Format
 Time
 Day
 
 Fall Quarter
Credits
 MT 110
 Massage Therapy I
 7
   On campus
 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 TWTh  
 MT 202
 Kinesiology I for Massage Therapists
 4
   Hybrid  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 TTh  
 MT 271
 Anatomy & Pathophysiology I for Massage Therapists
 3
   Online      
   Open Lab
 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
 M  
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
 W  
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 F  
 Winter Quarter
 Credits
 MT 105
 Ethical & Legal Issues for Massage Therapists
 3
   Online      
 MT 111
 Massage Therapy II
 7
   On campus
 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 TWTh  
 MT 203
 Kinesiology II for Massage Therapists
 2
   Hybrid  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 T  
 MT 272
 Anatomy & Pathophysiology II for Massage Therapists
 3
   Online      
   Open Lab
 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
 M  
     11:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Sa  
 Spring Quarter
 Credits
 MT 112
 Massage Therapy III
 7
   On campus
 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 TWTh  
 MT 204
 Kinesiology III for Massage Therapists
 2
   Hybrid  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 T  
 MT 205
 Business Applications for Massage Therapists
 3
   Online      
 MT 240
 Preparation for Massage Licensing
 2
   Hybrid  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 W  
 MT 250
 Student Clinic **Choose one of three sections**
 2
   On campus
 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 M  
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 F  
     4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 F  
   Open Lab
 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
 MTh  
     10:00 am - 6:30 pm
 Sa  

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